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    Canada has already started to build the wall, using local materials and labour:
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    Make America Great Again???

    I have to stop you right there, BJ. Food is *definitely* not a right, it is a good, and this is where many who think they can do good go off the rails, and perhaps enrage their opponents, simply by using the wrong words. I happen to think that in any civilized society those with excess should provide some level of support for the truly disadvantaged. Like give them enough food to eat. It's not their right, but it is our responsibilty. I think the major problem downstairs is that y'all are so politicized, you are beyond thinking clearly, on any side of the big issues. ^^^This. We have, I suppose, "universal health care" in Canada. We all have an equal opportunity to die while waiting in pain for our hip-replacement surgery (true story, met her in the ICU, her husband had died, she had nowhere to go, and I sat and talked to her for hours). In fact we have a multi-tiered system where if you have enough money you can buy the expensive drugs, fly to the 'States for your surgery etc. I just wish my government would recognize the fact, and to allow our doctors the freedom of choice to operate within either public or private systems. Yes, the care given the poor would be inferior to that bought by the rich. And that's ok. We must leave the incentives for self-improvement in place. Fixing your health-care system would go a long way to making America great again.
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    Ok why were the polls off by so much?

    Maybe the prediction-markets are a better place to look for your political polls? At least the predictors have skin in the game (reference: Nassim Taleb).
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    Make America Great Again???

    Aaaah... Thanks Mid. And that's fewer homos, lonely-boy. At least be syntactically, if not politically-correct, puhlease. From Canada and not having a dog in this race, I just hope y'all assemble the feces and settle down some. The noise from the neighbours can be overwhelming. I actually agree. But it is not a "right", it is a responsibility, and it takes resources, and shouldn't involve enrichening a vast vampire-class of lawyers and insurers to get it done.
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    Make America Great Again???

    Is anyone else around here sick and fucking tired of looking at BJ's Hallberg-Rassy? If you were actually an environmentalist, BJ, you'd take that stupid pic away and save the world a ton of wasted internet bandwidth.
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    Chest Fever.

    Maybe it's a lie Even if it's a sin They'll repeat the rumor again.
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    what are you listening to right now ... part cinq

    @Willin' here is my RLJ favourite: "The vice is nice they stay in the back all day, but when night-time comes, hey hey..."
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    what are you listening to right now ... part cinq

    Listening to "right now"? Myself in the shower singing "The Rumour" by The Band. Open up your arms, and feel the good:
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    Caption Contest

    Two female sailors are overheard talking on the dock: "... yeah, but I hear the owner is a real stud"
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    Caption Contest

    Who says strap-ons can only be used below-decks?
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    Caption Contest

    "There, that oughta spruce the rig up a bit." PS I mis-spelled fjord, above. sue me for solecism
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    Caption Contest

    Owner is a parrothead pining for the fiords...
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    Caption Contest

    "It was the only way I could figure out how to get twelve knots!"
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    SA insult-school

    What is "gudgeon" doing in the right-hand column above??? Huh? Shakespeare was clearly a mammering clay-brained pintle-head, and not a sailor.
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    SA insult-school

    Yes, come to think of it, why restrict ourselves to the three-column rule? Excellent work.